New Technology and REAP Program

Making solar energy more efficient, affordable and easier to install By Tom Parker The last thing Cheri Harper wanted to do was to stand in front of a group of semi-strangers and talk about renewable solar energy. It wasn’t due to any lack of knowledge or experience or technical proficiency, or passion, for that matter, [...]

New Technology and REAP Program2016-11-04T21:46:14-05:00

Is Your Farm a Candidate for Solar Electricity?

By Bill Wood, Cromwell Solar Project Developer Farmers have been harvesting the power of the sun to grow crops and forages for food since the beginning of time. With the increasing cost of electricity and the dropping prices of solar systems, more people are finding that solar photovoltaic (electricity-producing) systems make both economic and environmental [...]

Is Your Farm a Candidate for Solar Electricity?2016-11-04T21:46:14-05:00

USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program

Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants USDA RD’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers, in rural or non-rural areas, with at least 50% [...]

USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program2016-03-01T12:40:52-06:00

Solar Watering Systems and Tire Tanks

Presentation and installation by Herschel George and Ron Graber The recent drought taught us many things. From nutrition to health care and on to economics many of the daily management techniques we take for granted were put into question by nature’s withholding of rainfall. Perhaps no other seemingly mundane topic than stock water became a [...]

Solar Watering Systems and Tire Tanks2016-11-04T21:46:54-05:00